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Iran freestyle wrestler earns Olympic gold

TEHRAN – Iranian freestyle wrestlers Hassan Yazdani Cherati and Hassan Rahimi have adeptly employed a mix of primal hand-to-hand combat and complex tactics at the wrestling competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and picked up two medals, including one gold. On Friday, the 21-year-old Yazdani Cherati, who had received a bye in his opening round ...

Unity will uproot terrorism in Iraq

  President Rohani:TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has praised the recent victories of the Iraqi army and popular forces against terrorist groups, saying the reinforcement of unity among Iraqis of all ethnicities and faiths will certainly uproot terrorism in the country. The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to stand by the Iraqi government and nation until the end ...

Iran, Turkey FMs hold ME talks in Tehran

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu have held key talks in Tehran on bilateral relations and the latest developments in the Middle East. “The Turkish foreign minister made a short visit to Tehran yesterday to follow up on the agreements and consultations held between the two countries during Zarif’s visit to Ankara ...

Rohani lauds 1st female Olympic medalist

  Alizadeh Iran’s 1st female Olympic medalistTEHRAN – Iran’s President Hassan Rohani extends his congratulation to taekwondo practitioner Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin for becoming the first Iranian female Olympian after winning the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games. “Kimia, my daughter, you made happy all Iranians, particularly women of the Iranian land. I wish everlasting happiness for you,” Rohani ...

Iraq’s territorial integrity key to Mideast stability

  Majlis Speaker:TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says Iraq’s territorial integrity is crucial for Iran and the stability of the Middle East. “Iraq’s territorial integrity has always been important for us and we respect and regard it as an important principle for the stability of the region,” Larijani said at a joint press conference with visiting Iraqi Parliament ...

S-300 delivery to be completed in a month

Defense Minister:TEHRAN – Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan says Iran will fully receive the remaining consignment of the Russian S-300 missile defense system in a month. “We have completely taken delivery of the S-300 missile system. The main part of the system has been transferred to Iran, and the remaining part is being loaded for transfer which will be completed in ...

Iran eyes enhanced LatAm, Africa ties

Foreign Ministry Spokesman:TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi says the expansion of relations with Latin American and African countries is always on the agenda of the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy. “Strategically, the [Iranian] Foreign Ministry believes in a balanced approach to all countries and geographical regions in the foreign policy,” Qasemi said on Saturday, Press TV reported. “In ...

China seals deals to award loans to Iran

  TEHRAN – Iran says it has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with two major Chinese banks to provide loans for its key development projects. The banks that will provide the loans to Iran are the Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM) and China Development Bank (CDB). The MoUs were signed during a visit to Beijing by the country’s Minister ...

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Dear readers, please be informed that Ettela’at International will no longer be published and therefore this is the last edition of this newspaper. The management and staff of Ettela’at International would like to thank every and each of you for your interest in reading this publication abroad and wish you success and prosperity. Dear readers, please be informed that Ettela’at ...

President says JCPOA was Iran’s moral victory

  TEHRAN – President Hassan Rohani said Sunday nuclear deal dubbed as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), among other things, was also a moral victory for people of Iran. President Rohani made the remarks at a ceremony marking the National Defense Industry Day falling on August 21 this year, IRNA repotted. Prior to this ceremony, the President visited an ...

Iran stands by Iraq under any circumstances

Foreign minister:TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hails the key role of Iraqi senior officials in establishing political stability in the country, saying Tehran will always stand by Baghdad. “Iraq is at the forefront of campaign against terrorism and extremism, and Iran will stand by the Iraqi government and nation under any circumstances,” Zarif said in a meeting ...

Top Chilean filmmaker to attend Iran festival

TEHRAN – A Chilean film director, screenwriter and film producer, Miguel Ernesto Littin Cucumides, is scheduled to take part in the third edition of the Ammar International Popular Film Festival in the Iranian capital city of Tehran later this month. According to a report carried by the official website of the festival, the 74-year-old figure will be among the distinguished ...

Iran to modify oil contracts amid criticism

TEHRAN – Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Iran is about to make modifications to its new oil and gas contracts, finalizing which will be a litmus test for a fresh bid to tap the country’s hydrocarbon reserves. Zangeneh huddled with Parliament speaker Ali Larijani and a number of oil directors on Tuesday to examine the new model known as ...

Norway offers €۱bn in credit to Iran

  TEHRAN – Iran says it has been offered a major export credit line by Norway worth €۱ billion in what could be a fresh indication of Oslo’s determination to expand relations with the Islamic Republic in post-sanctions era. The two countries have signed an agreement to the same effect after a meeting between the visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge ...

Iran expects West commitment to JCPOA

Majlis Speaker:TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says Iran expects the Western side to Iran’s nuclear agreement to abide by its commitments. Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende in Tehran on Wednesday. “The Islamic Republic of Iran entered the nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 group with full sincerity to help find ...

Iran FM to start LatAm tour Sunday

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will launch a six-nation tour of Latin America on Sunday to discuss the development of ties. Heading a large politico-economic delegation, Zarif will leave for Cuba as the first leg of his official Latin America tour, which will also take him to Nicaragua, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia and Venezuela, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister ...

Iran’s oil exports at 2.1 m/bpd in June

  Iran’s oil exports at 2.1 mرbpd in JuneTEHRAN – Iran says its exports of crude oil reached 2.1 million barrels per day (mرbpd) in June. Yet, a top official in Tehran says the figure is still at least 0.4 mرbpd less than the average volume of oil exports of the country before the US-engineered sanctions were imposed against it. ...

Iran karate fighters 2nd in Asia event

TEHRAN – Iranian male and female karate fighters have finished as vice champions at the 1st Asia Pacific Goju Ryu Karate Championshipر۵th AGKF Championship in Malaysia. The martial artists demonstrated awe-inspiring displays of combat skills. Iran landed in the second position of the chart having collected six gold, seven silver and nine bronze medals at the end of the four-day ...

Iran to resume Caspian swap scheme soon

  TEHRAN – Iran says it will soon resume a unique scheme to swap the crude oil of several Caspian states with its own in Persian Gulf ports – a scheme that had been halted since 2010. Pirouz Mousavi, the managing director of the Northern Oil Terminals Company of Iran (NOTCI), told reporters that Iran will in the first phase ...

Iran beats Qatar 3-1 in v-ball friendly

TEHRAN – The Iranian men’s national B volleyball team has achieved a deserved victory against the professional Al Arabi Volleyball team, which competes in the Qatari Volleyball League, in a friendly encounter. On Tuesday, the Qatari players asserted their dominance on the court in the opening set of the match in the Qatari capital city of Doha, and surged ahead ...

JCPOA implementation two-way street

  President Rohani:TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rohani says both sides to Iran’s nuclear agreement need to abide by their commitments if they want the deal to yield the best result. “Both sides [to the Iranian nuclear agreement] need to be committed to the full and immediate implementation of what has been agreed in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ...

Iran, Russia relations strategic, comprehensive

Velayati:TEHRAN – Head of the Center for Strategic Studies affiliated to the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati said on Wednesday that the current relations and cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia are strategic and comprehensive. He told reporters that Iran and Russia have developed strategic ties to advance the international campaign against terrorism, IRNA reported. Velayati made ...

Speaker hails intelligence ministry’s performance

TEHRAN – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani lauded the activities of the intelligence ministry, specially in the field of foreign intelligence, over past several years. Larijani made the remarks addressing intelligence ministry’s conference titled ‘foreign intelligence’. Majlis speaker thanked the intelligence ministry and Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi, and said, “Your work is very valuable because it is in line with ...

South African investors willing to make investment in Iran

TEHRAN – South African Ambassador to Tehran William Max Whitehead said on Wednesday that his country’s investors in the sectors of industry and agriculture are interested in cooperation with their Iranian counterparts. The ambassador made the remarks in a meeting with Governor General of Qazvin province Fereydoun Hemmati, IRNA reported. Whitehead said that the two countries can share experience in ...

Iran has given no military base to Russia

Majlis Speaker:TEHRAN – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said no military base has been given to Russia or any other country by Iran. He made the remarks in the parliament’s open session here on Wednesday. His remarks came in answer to parliamentarian Heshmatollah Falahat Pisheh, who reminded the legislative body that article 146 of the Iranian Constitutional Laws bans any foreign ...

Iran to keep up advisory aid to Syria, Iraq

  SNSC secretary:TEHRAN – A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic will continue providing advisory assistance to Syria and Iraq to fully eliminate the threat of terrorist groups in the Middle East. “The Islamic Republic of Iran will proceed with its expanded advisory cooperation with and assistance to the Iraqi and Syrian governments until complete elimination of the threat ...

Iranian carpets recapture US market

  TEHRAN – Iran’s prized rug trade is getting a boost from the lifting of sanctions, with exports to the US reclaiming the lost ground in a big way. A stack of sanctions imposed in 2010 and then in 2012 pulled the rug from under the much-coveted Iranian carpet business, allowing cheaper craft from Pakistan, India and China to gain ...

Iran seeks clarity about arrest of Iranian nationals in Kuwait

TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday that Tehran sought clarity from the Kuwaiti government about arrest of Iranian nationals in Kuwait. In response to the question posed by reporters why Iranian nationals were arrested near Kuwaiti sea-shore, he said that they were allegedly going to Kuwait illegally as workers but they were arrested by the Kuwaiti ...

US gave another $1.3 billion of Iran money

TEHRAN –US payment of $400 million of Iranian money which sparked outcry among American politicians was followed by another transfer of $1.3 billion, it has been reported. The total sum of $1.7 billion was related to an arms deal that Iran signed before 1979 when the Shah was a close ally of the United States but Washington was refusing to ...

China willing to expand all-out ties with Iran

TEHRAN – The Commerce Minister of China Gao Hucheng and Iran’s Economy Minister Ali Tayyebnia co-chaired the 16th session of Iran-China economic cooperation in Beijing on Tuesday. “Iran, in line with the framework favored by the presidents of both countries of Iran and China, is willing to expand all-out relations with China, especially in areas of economic cooperation and infrastructures,” ...

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